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Movie Review: Ant-Man and the Wasp!

MOVIE REVIEW!

Ant-Man_and_the_Wasp_posterAnt-Man and the Wasp (2018)

Starring: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lily, Michael Douglas, Hannah John-Kamen, Michelle Pfeiffer

Directed By: Peyton Reed

After the events of Infinity War, it might seem a little strange for Marvel Studio’s next release to be Ant-Man and the Wasp. But it worked for the previous Ant-Man movie, which was released after Age of Ultron, and guess what? It works again here. Building off of the charm of the original film, while also adding some much needed female super heroics, Ant-Man and the Wasp is a fun, if a little inessential, entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Read the rest of this entry

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J. Jonah Gordon and the Spectacular Civil War

12803206_10153489823331452_7400272199164835450_nMan, what a week to be a nerd. We unexpectedly have our new Commissioner Gordon, AND a new trailer for Captain America: Civil War. I’ll get to the Team Cap and Team Iron Man showcase later, but first let’s talk about our new Commissioner for Gotham City: J.K. Simmons is James Gordon. Read the rest of this entry

Summer Movie Show Down!

17416884-mmmainIt’s official: Fall is here. And with the turning of the leaves comes the end of the Summer, and more importantly, the end of the summer movie season. This year saw 3 big comic book movies. One was surprisingly a lot of fun, one wasn’t as good as it’s predecessor but was as still a good time, and the other was so bad that it’s not even worth bringing up. With the onslaught of Comic Book films coming our way in 2016, it’s kind of surprising to see the small showing that superheroes had in 2015. Perhaps the big studios were giving us a breather before Batman V Superman, Civil War, Deadpool, X-Men: Apocalypse, and Suicide Squad hit us next year? That may be, but this isn’t a time a to look ahead, it’s a time to look back. So, let’s take a look at the big movies of the summer, and crown our winner!

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Comic Reviews: Arkham Knight Genesis and Ant-Man!

COMIC REVIEWS!!

Batman-Arkham-Knight-Genesis-720x1106Arkham Knight Genesis #1 (of 6) (DC Comics)

First things first, if you haven’t beaten the story mode in Arkham Knight, you should not read this comic (that should be apparent from a comic with the title Arkham Knight Genesis). I’ll do my best to not reveal the identity of the Arkham Knight in this review, but know that you WILL find out who Arkham Knight is within the first few pages if this issue, so if you haven’t played the game yet, you’ve been warned. If you have played the game, you won’t get too much new information about the Arkham Knight that you didn’t already know before, but writer Peter J Thomasi and artist Alison Borges do present an interesting spin on the character’s origin that’s really entertaining. Read the rest of this entry

Movie Review: Ant-Man!

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Starring: Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll, Michael Pena

Directed By: Peyton Reed

MINOR SPOILERS

Ant-Man is always going to be a “what if” movie. Like The Dark Knight Rises or X-Men 3, it’s a film that will always have an alternate reality version where the original plan for the film (in this case Edgar Wright directing) stayed intact. However, despite the behind the scenes drama, Ant-Man is an extremely solid Marvel movie. Sure, it doesn’t have the stakes or star power of any of the Avengers films, or the off-beat quirk that made Guardians of the Galaxy a smash, but the Peyton Reed directed superhero flick has a charm all it’s own, and shines brightest when it focuses on Paul Rudd’s Scott Lang and Michael Douglas’ Hank Pym. Read the rest of this entry

Tasking The Master

Taskmaster_Vol_2_1_TextlessNick Spencer’s Ant-Man series has become a new favorite of mine, and a few months ago I read my new favorite issue of the year (so far): Ant-Man #3, which features Scott Lang’s “nemesis”, Taskmaster. Now, as some of you may or may not know, Taskmaster is one of my favorite Marvel characters, and while he’s had some excellent appearances in the past few years (notably his awesome miniseries by Fred Van Lente), he’s still pretty underrated in my book. Read the rest of this entry

Ant-Man, or “How I Learned to Stop Caring and Start Getting Excited For A Movie Starring A Superhero Who Can Talk To Ants”

10925463-1067985273228612-7213768669928878539-o-117140The Ant-Man hype machine has begun, and it’s working.

Well, it’s working on me at least. Read the rest of this entry

Upcoming Nerd Things in 2015!!!!

avengers-age-of-ultron-collageAlright, we’ve looked at the best and worst things of 2014, so now it’s time to look into the future and obsess over the movie, TV, and comic events that are coming to us in the upcoming year!  2015 is going to be absolutely massive, so you’ll probably need help figuring out what things you should be REALLY excited for. Well, fear not, cause I’m here to help.  And we’ll start things off with Marvel’s next big “universe changing event”… Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Ant-Man and The Fade Out!

COMIC REVIEWS!!!!

 ant-man-1-cover-mark-brooksjpg-80061cAnt-Man #1 (Marvel Comics)

 Ant-Man is starting to become a pretty big deal for Marvel Comics. As you may or may not know, there’s a movie coming out (look, there’s even a trailer), and with that means that Marvel is going to start pumping the character up in the comic book circle. Of course, this means the start of a regular ongoing series for the diminutive hero, but before you turn away, it should be worth noting that this series features a creative team of Ramon Rosanas on art, and Nick Spencer on writing duties, which puts Ant-Man #1 in the category of “must read”, since Spencer’s Superior Foes of Spider-Man was one of my favorite titles of the past year. In fact, a lot of Ant-Man fits right in with Spencer’s previous series. Read the rest of this entry

The Wrightless Ant-Man (or Why Marvel Studios Isn’t the Enemy)

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Edgar Wright’s deleted tweet after leaving Ant-Man

In what came as a shock to many in the Nerd community, it was announced last week that Edgar Wright had dropped out of directing Ant-Man. Seeing as how the Shaun of the Dead director had been linked to film as far back as 2008, many were surprised to hear that he suddenly left the picture. With him gone, it’s safe to say that for a lot of us, our interest is gone as well.

Wright’s not the only big name creative to jump ship from Marvel Studios though. A day later Drew Goddard, who was originally supposed to be the showrunner of the Daredevil Netflix series, jumped off the Marvel train. With this news hitting hours after Wright leaving, it naturally caused a lot of people to wonder just what was going on at Marvel Studios. However, Goddard had previously signed on to write and direct Sony’s Sinister Six spin-off film, and is staying on Daredevil in a producing capacity, so it’s not a complete departure like Wright’s. Read the rest of this entry